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I am 45y & 20w pregnant, natural pregnancy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, June 22, 2007 | 1 comments

I am 45 years old and I am 20 weeks pregnant from a natural pregnancy. I was surprised by this pregnancy since I had failed IVFs, IUIs and numerous miscarriages from natural pregnancies. After all of my misfortune trying to conceive with my own eggs, I did a donor egg cycle and became pregnant. I have a beautiful baby close to a year old from my donor cycle. My baby is the joy of my life and could not be more my own. I resisted donor egg for so long, and it turned out to be the greatest gift that I have ever received.

When I became pregnant naturally I was terrified and certain that I would miscarry yet again. I had a CVS done and was shocked when it came back normal. I will be keeping everything crossed until this baby is born, even though it is looking good. I will be 46 years old when I deliver. This new baby that is on the way is another gift and one that I am still quite in shock about receiving!

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I have a friend who got pregnant totally naturally at 45 (her daughter was born at 46) and yes, just like the story goes, she was all ready to adopt...

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I just took a test to confirm what I've actually known for about a week. I always know within a day or two of conception... That unmistakable fatigue is usually my first sign. There is nothing on EARTH that compares to that! (Due date is March 1st, two weeks before my 45th birthday.)

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Wow!!! I just found out today that I'm pregnant too. I email Tamara a few weeks ago because I was clinging to hope. I have experienced 2 miscarriages. One in 2003 at 11 weeks (43 yrs old) and at 9 weeks (46 years old). I will turn 47 in August 2006. I took a HPT today and it was positive. Anyway, all I did was praise God for our special gift.

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I've had four since I turned 40. The oldest is now a 6 year old. The twins will be 4 in May. And the baby just turned a year at the end of December. - Diane (46)

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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1 comments

  1. It fills me with hope to hear that you are pregnant. I have 2 children aged 15 and 7. I am now with my new partner and desperately want a baby with him. I got pregnant naturally a month after coming off the pill last year, just before turning 45 but it ended in miscarriage at 10 and a half weeks. I turn 46 next week and haven't managed to get pregnant again. It is causing me so much distress. We can't afford fertility treatment. Any advice??

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